Mongolian, present in Mongolia and nearby regions, has several dialects. However, the most common is the Kalka which is active in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. It evolved from the traditional Old Mongolian of the Old Mongol Empire. However, during the 20th century, the Cyrillic alphabet became the writing system throughout the country. This was due to the Soviet occupation until the 1990s, which encouraged the use of the traditional alphabet. However, most speakers still use the Cyrillic alphabet.

mongolian and the economy

On the economic side, Mongolia’s economy is relatively basic. Most of the annual income comes from the capital, where two thirds of the population live and where the tertiary sector is dominant. However, the rest of the country has a very sparse population. Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world. Elsewhere in the country, nomads live in very rudimentary communities. In this sense, we can see the need for the translation or interpretation of Mongolian between dialects to facilitate communication between communities, due to their isolation. For this reason, the need for interpretation for the understanding and provision of essential services, is very important.


On the other hand, the aspect of language translation is very important in the regions of China where it is present. In these regions, there are large communities and there is a clear interest in a communication bridge between Mongolian and Chinese speakers. This is also the case in the Russian provinces that use the language, and interpretation for the provision of public services is important in this respect. It is essential to provide assistance to everyone regardless of the language they speak, so it is vital that well-trained interpreters are available to provide a quality and, above all, helpful service.


where is mongolian spoken?


Mongolian is a language belonging to the Mongolian language family. Some linguists argue that it belongs to the Altaic macro-family of languages. It includes other languages such as Turkish, Korean and Japanese, but some criticise this theory, so it is not a universal statement. It is the official language in Mongolia, and is co-official in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of northern China. Also, it is active in some provinces of China such as Liaoning, Xinjiang, Jilin, Qinghai, Heilongjiang and, to a minority extent, in Gansu. Some regions of Russia, such as the Republic of Buryatia and the Republic of Kalmykia, speak it also. It is even present in other countries such as Kyrgyzstan. Although there are several dialects of Mongolian, they share a unified writing system using the Cyrillic alphabet in Mongolia, while Inner Mongolia uses the traditional alphabet

Other information

Regarding the number of speakers, there are around 3 million native speakers of Mongolian, as the majority of Mongolians use it as their first language. In Inner Mongolia, there are about 4 million speakers and in China, there are about 5 million speakers. Therefore, In total, there are around 12 million speakers in total.


how can Linguatrans help you?

At LinguaTrans we are experts in this language which is present in all the services we provide, for example:

– Mongolian translation

– Mongolian transcription

– Mongolian subtitling

– Mongolian proof-reading

– Mongolian voice-over

– Mongolian localisation

We have excellent native professionals for each translation service and speciality. Count on a highly reputed company in the market of language services  by contacting us. You can also consult our rates or request a free, no-obligation quote

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